Aleck (Alex) Charles Gale

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Aleck (Alex) Charles Gale
Personal Information
Date of Birth 14 Dec 1893
Place of Birth Northam, Western Australia
Death 19 Jun 1945
Place of Death Bayswater, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 22 years, 2 months
Description 5'10½" (1.79m) tall ; 187 lbs
84.822 kg
; fair complexion ; green eyes ; fair hair
Occupation Timber worker
Religion Church of England
Address Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr George Gale
Military Information
Reg Number 5010
Date of Enlistment 8 Mar 1916
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 28th Battalion, 13th reinforcement / 7th Brigade, 2nd Division
Date of Embarkation 18 Jul 1916 ‒ 9 Sep 1916
Ship Embarked On HMAT A48 Seang Bee
Date of Return 23 May 1917 ‒ 9 Jul 1917
Ship Returned On HMAT A33 Ayrshire
Fate Returned to Australia - medical
Monument Jarrahdale Honour Roll
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
Medals British War Medal

Pre War

War Service

Entered Blackboy Hill camp on 8 Mar 1916 and on 4 Apr 1916 was allocated to the 13th reinforcement draft for the 28th Battalion.

On arrival in Plymouth, England, he was sent to the 7th Training Battalion at Rollestone to prepare for the front in France. On 23 Oct 1916 he was admitted to the Fargo Military Hospital with Bronchitis, period unknown, before being again admitted to hospital on 20 Dec 1916.

In the meantime he had been debited 5 pence (4 cents) for loss of kit. On 19 Apr 1917, after a second visit to hospital, he was released to the No. 2 Command Depot at Weymouth from the Harefield Hospital, to prepare for a return to Australia with Asthma.

Discharged 16 Aug 1917 at 5th Military District.

Post War

Married Leila Veronica Pratt in Northam in 1918. Leila died 24 Nov 1983 aged 83 in Mt Lawley. Children Lance Aleck Charles (1918 - 24 Sep 2011); Alby or Grace,and Dulcie.

Electoral Roll entries - 1925 - 1943 at 14 Market street, Guildford, a carter


Brother 5009 Pte Aubery Edward Gale, 28th Battalion, returned to Australia 23 Jul 1919.

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